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A review of the corrosion behavior of metallic heritage structures and artifacts


Darain, Kh Mahfuz ud and Jumaat, Mohd Zamin and Nazimuddin, S. M. and Ahsan, Amimul and Muhammad Rashid, Raizal Saifulnaz and A. Aziz, Md. Maniruzzaman and Obaydullah, M. and Saiful Islam, A. B. M. (2015) A review of the corrosion behavior of metallic heritage structures and artifacts. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (1). pp. 205-218. ISSN 0127-9696; ESSN: 2180-3722


Awareness about restoring and preserving historically important structures and artifacts is gradually growing in many parts of the world. These artifacts and structures represent the culture, tradition and past of a nation. They are often also a source of national income through tourist activities. Besides masonry and wood work, metallic forms and relics are a vital part of the heritage which needs to be conserved. Certain metals have been used significantly throughout history in the creation of objects and structures. However, metals are prone to decay over time, particularly decay through corrosion. The basic mechanisms of metal corrosion, the various types of corrosion and existing remedial solutions are reviewed in this paper. The most significant factor affecting metal corrosion was found to be the surrounding environment, especially in marine areas. Different remedial measures can be implemented on corroded metals according to their specific properties. Recommendations for further study are offered at the end of the paper.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Keywords: Corrosion; Heritage structure; Metal; Artifacts; Decay
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 09:07
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 09:07
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43573
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